Moss-viewing trips catching on among women

Jul 27, 2015

Moss-viewing trips catching on among women


One day in June, a group of 17 people, mostly women wearing colorful outfits, got together at a scenic lakeside area at the foot of Mount Kita-Yatsugatake in Nagano Prefecture. Instead of using binoculars to look at the panorama around them, these people were ...

Tokyo opens city's first swimming beach since 1960s

Jul 18, 2015

Tokyo opens city's first swimming beach since 1960s

A bathing beach was opened in Tokyo on Saturday for the first time since all beaches in the capital were closed for swimming in the 1960s due to pollution. The beach is part of Kasai Rinkai Park in Edogawa Ward, at the top of ...

Jul 17, 2015

Earth called 'gravely ill' after annual climate checkup

In their detailed annual physical of Earth’s climate, U.S. scientists say the world is in increasingly hot and rising water. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the American Meteorological Society’s annual state of the climate report, released Thursday, delves into the details ...

Jul 16, 2015

World leaders strike deal on financing development

Rich and poor countries agreed on Thursday to overhaul global finance for development, unlocking money for an ambitious agenda to end extreme poverty, protect the environment and improve economic opportunity by 2030. The United Nations announced the deal on its website, capping three days ...